Amid objections, UN envoy says deal in the making, after factions agreed on new congress

February 20, 2015 3:15 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – The United Nations envoy to Yemen says rival factions, including the country's Shiite rebels, have agreed on a new legislative body to serve during the country's upcoming transition period.

Jamal Benomar said on Friday that the various parties have taken an "important step" toward a political resolution to the current crisis by creating a new legislative body consisting of former and new lawmakers.

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